Who We Are
Painaustralia is the national peak body working to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers, and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain.
Painaustralia represents the interests of a broad membership that includes health, medical, research and consumer organisations.
Established in 2011, our focus is to work with governments, health professional and consumer bodies, funders, educational and research institutions, to facilitate implementation of the National Pain Strategy Australia-wide.
Our mission and Goals
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people living with pain, their families and carers, and to minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.
Our aim is to make pain a national health priority and ensure equitable access to effective pain services for all Australians.
Our goal is for the Australian Government to endorse and coordinate implementation of a National Pain Strategy and it blueprint the National Action Plan to ensure a nationally consistent approach to pain health services Australia-wide.
We invite you to read our strategic plan. Should you wish to comment on our plan, please
Painaustralia Values Statement
Painaustralia’s values describe the core ethics and principles which drive our work and all our endeavours
Collaborative: we will work collaboratively with the broader pain management sector, stakeholders with an interest and the general community to build partnerships and find synergies to advance our mission.
Respectful: we will value the rights and perspectives of all stakeholders.
Courageous: we will lead the sector by example and lead the charge for change based on achieving our mission.
Informed: our work will be informed by the knowledge and experience of our stakeholders, credible information and where available, scientific evidence.
Credible: we will act ethically and professionally.
Transparent: we will be accountable to our stakeholders for our actions and outcomes.
Independent: our work will always remain unbiased and unbeholden to vested interests.